Author: A Report
Publisher: Observer Research Foundation
ISBN/UPC (if available): N/A
About 18 months ago the joint task force of the Pacific Council on International Policy and Observer Research Foundation (India) decided to mount a bi-national study to take a fresh look at relations between India and the United States. This enterprise was visualized by Mr R K Mishra, the dynamic chairman of ORF, who has a knack to cut through the complexities of most contentious issues. This study was agreed to be undertaken by two of us-ambassador Celeste and his group from the US and Ambassador Abid Hussain and his group from the Indian side.
This is the first policy study carried out on a bi-lateral basis, with experts from both countries joined in common deliberations. The Pacific Council brought a clear orientation towards Asia and the ORF emphasized the growing economic and cultural dimensions of the Indo-US relationship. It was also agreed that such an endeavour would be rooted in a West Coast experience-less pre-occupied with strategic issues which captivate Washington and New Delhi and instead oriented across the Pacific approaching India from a different perspective and similarly India looking at the west side of America not in lieu of the rest of America.
This report spells out a number of concrete steps which can be taken on both sides-by our governments and our civic and business leaders-to enhance what is a dynamic and beneficial partnership. The smell of success is in the air.
Ambassador Abid Hussain & Ambassador Richard Celeste
INDIA AND THE UNITED STATES
A New Relationship for a New Century
India-One of the World’s Fastest Growing Economies
Technology-the Key to Success in 21st Century
Healthcare and Higher Education
Diaspora, Media and Culture
TASK FORCE MEMBERS